The goal of this project is to simplify working with compressed files. It aims to make compression and decompression a transparent process to the user, minimizing interaction with archives. In the vast majority of cases, compressed files are just an intermediary point between the user and actual content. It is desired that the user will have full access to this content right from the start
The core features of file-roller will be integrated in Nautilus, making decompression the default action for opening a compressed file. Alternatively, navigation through the compressed file like a normal folder will be possible as well. The project will rely heavily on gnome-autoar, a library for automatically creating and extracting archives.